Lead Direct Support Profess-Kent County

at Resources for Human Development, Inc. in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Lead Direct Support Profess-Kent County


 Description/Job Summary



RHD is currently looking for a Lead DSP to join our team!

How YOU will make an Impact:

The Lead Direct Support Professional (LDSP) directly supports the Site Supervisor in maintaining program operations in accordance with industry, federal and local regulations and requirements. In addition to providing direct-care to consumers and performing the duties of the Direct Support Professional, this leadership position serves as a mentor to other Direct Support Professionals via modeling effective interpersonal interactions, developing creative strategies aimed at enhancing consumers' independent living skills, and maintaining professionalism. The LDSP will perform responsibilities assigned by the Site Supervisor to ensure that quality services and operations are maintained.

What We Offer You:

* Commitment to maintaining a values-based and trauma-informed environment for all

* Scholarship program and tuition discounts at local and online colleges and universities

* Comprehensive health care coverage including medical, eye, and dental for qualifying staff

* Retirement savings plan

* Generous paid time off

* On-the-job training


What You'll Love About RHD:

* Commitment to Values: We are committed to the fundamental value of dignity and respect for all human beings, to the empowerment of our consumers and staff, and to the flexibility to meet the changing needs of all our partners and those we serve

* Dedication to Wellness: We value and prioritize our employees' mental, physical, and emotional health by providing free, online fitness classes, nutrition services, counseling sessions, and webinars on various health-related topics

* Investment in Growth: We offer programs and workshops to our staff that support furthering education and the development of leadership skills





Works with Direct Support Professionals, management, internal departments, and additional stakeholders to ensure service implementation as stated in Individual ServicePlans.


Mentor, trains, observes, monitors, and provides feedback to DSP's regarding the implementation of the ISPs.


Develops and maintains organizational systems in assigned areas/homes based upon the support needs of the individuals as outlined in their ISPs and budget.


Provide service to consumers in accordance with all state, local and federal regulations.


Collaboration with management in preparation for the daily operation of the program.


Required Experience

Two years of experience working with individuals with IDD and/or Mental Healthissues


 Required Education



High School diploma or equivalent at a minimum;Associates or bachelor's degree preferred.


 Required Qualifications



Basic computer and internet literacy with theability to utilize applications like emails, time recording and other programs to enter and retrieve data as necessary to perform the essential functions ofthe job.


Understanding of trauma, trauma-informed care, andthe creation of trauma-informed environments


Valid driver's license


 Program Summary


Choices provides a wide range of residential options,non-traditional day programming, consultative nursing and behavioral services and other support services to support individuals with developmental and other disabilities achieve their personal goals by expanding their horizons and opportunities in the community. Our program goals and implementation strategies of delivering quality services are based on Person-Centered Planning, safe community inclusion and participation, improving lifeskills, self-independence and sufficiency.


Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.

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Job Posting: 859807

Posted On: Oct 18, 2021

Updated On: Nov 17, 2021